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Flow Simulation of a TEC (Thermoelectric Cooler)

Question asked by Mark Summers on May 31, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2018 by Mark Summers

I am using Flow Simulation to model a thermoelectric cooler.  I have a TEC with an aluminum plate on the "cold" side and an aluminum heat sink on the "hot" side.  I got it to run steady state, but when I went back to add an 80W/°C thermal joint on each side of the TEC, I got nothing.


I read that you need to have solids contacting both sides of the TEC, which is what I have, I just added a thermal joint between the TEC/aluminum interfaces.  Is this allowed?


Also, has anyone ever tried to run a transient analysis with a TEC?